Press Release

Ministry of Education, Youth Affairs and Sports
Department of Culture
Release Date:
Thursday, 20 January 2022 - 12:17pm

Director of Youth Affairs and Sports, Mrs. Brenda Lettsome-Tye is encouraging early-career conservationists between the ages of 18 to 29 years to participate in a two-week workshop

Mrs. Lettsome-Tye said the workshop is being hosted through the Conservation Leadership Programme (CLP) to increase the capacity of early-career conservationists from the Caribbean Islands to obtain funding from small grants donors.

During the two-week workshop, 16 participants will be guided through the entire project development and proposal writing process and will acquire in-depth information on a range of proposal-related topics.


• The workshop is designed for early-career conservationists with limited fundraising experience. Accepting applications from nationals of all Caribbean islands.

• The workshop will be taught in English. Applicants must have a good understanding of written and spoken English.

• Applicants must have no more than 5 years of professional paid conservation experience.

• Applicants should be planning to submit an application to the Conservation Leadership Programme or other donors as soon as workshop is completed.

• Accepted applicants must commit to the training days of March 7 to11 if in-person, or March 7 to18 if online.

• If the training is delivered in person you must have a valid, in-date passport and be able to travel to Jamaica during the training period.

• If the training is delivered online you must have a reliable internet connection to participate. CLP can support with internet costs if required.

Applications must be submitted online at no later than Friday  January21. Interested persons can also contact further information.


Nekita Turnbull

Ag. Deputy Chief Information Officer
Department of Information & Public Relations 
Telephone: 468-2730